Realms of Terror: Dark Adventure Movies 2019

These are 100 of the best dark adventure movies, in order of preference. How many have you seen? Reviews and ratings by horror host Steve Hutchison are included.

Scream 3

A copycat killer decimates the cast and crew of a popular horror movie based on actual events.
Big Plot Twist
United States
2000
Feature Film
Realism: 
Plausible
Stalker: 
Sneaker
Trespasser
Trickster: 
Impostor
6
A horror movie about a horror movie about horror movies!
6
5.04
8
8
3
4
3
Performances
Dialog
Plot
Scream gets a little more grandiose, graciously moving its plot and its survivors to Hollywood. The main protagonists are adults, now, and they have been through a lot. The tone is consequentially dark, but spiced up by the re-introduction of stereotypical characters and surreal settings. The action mostly takes place on the set of a film inspired by the events of the two first Scream movies.
By tradition, the new faces are either used as slasher meat, red herrings or both. Guessing the killer's identity is harder than ever, the characters having been left underdeveloped and the amount of speaking roles having increased. Scream purists will find the script clustered, superficial, and cold when it comes to dialog. This one isn't big on details and human chemistry.
The previous film was a self-referential sequel; the third one focuses on the rules of trilogies. The game, then, becomes to second-guess the outcome, based on our personal fandom knowledge or hints left by the franchise, so far. As stated in Scream 3, for better or worse, anything goes in this one. It won't rub everybody the right way, but it's still a brilliantly directed high-budget slasher.
Giants & Horror

Giants are beings of prodigious size and strength common in the mythology and legends of many cultures. They are a major archetype of horror movies. In this book, film critic Steve Hutchison reviews and ranks 50 of the best horror movies featuring giants ever released. How many have you seen?

Decades of Terror 2019: 2000's Slasher Films

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing slasher films from the 2000’s. Each film is analyzed and discussed with a synopsis and a rating. The movies are ranked from best to worst. How many have you seen?

Decades of Terror 2019: 1990's Slasher Films

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing slasher films from the 1990’s. Each film is analyzed and discussed with a synopsis and a rating. The movies are ranked from best to worst. How many have you seen?

Clowns & Horror

Clowns are performers fond of physical comedy. Some are funny, some are scary. Some love children, some hate them. They are a major archetype of horror movies. In this book, film critic Steve Hutchison reviews and ranks 50 of the best horror movies featuring clowns ever released. How many have you seen?

Decades of Terror 2019: 1980's Slasher Films

Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing slasher films from the 1980’s. Each film is analyzed and discussed with a synopsis and a rating. The movies are ranked from best to worst. How many have you seen?